- August 11, 1936 - April 10, 2016
- Palm Springs, California
of Darrell's Passing
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“Dearest Dessa,Don't know if you remember me, Donna Johnson, who worked as a receptionist during the mid-70s at Buena Vista Convalescent Hospital. I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Toms (formerly Johnson) - CA
“We had the pleasure of meeting Darrell at a dinner with friends. He was a very gracious and endearing man. Loved his sense of humor ...Jim and Sheri...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Sher Ron - Palm Desert, CA
“Darrell and Dessa were there for me through many years when I had antique shops and did shows in California. Always kind and giving. Darrell was fun...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Larry Nelson - Florence, CO
“You will be missed Darrell you will always be in my heart and never forgotten. Thanks for taking care of mom and all of us through the many years I...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rick Williams - Garden Grove, CA
“You will live in our memories...RIP DarrelIrene and Jim
5 of 10 | Posted by: Irene Hinkley - Palm Springs, CA
“Remembering the many hours we spent searching for the treasure. RIP my friend.
6 of 10 | Posted by: Dave Redwine - Friend
“Miss you more then you will ever know you were the best stepdad to me!! RiP old man❤
7 of 10 | Posted by: Renee Carlton - Lake forest, CA
“To: Dessa & Family,Thinking of you and your family, with wishes of peace and comfort.Darrell presence and friendship will be missed. ...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Judith Pessoa - Torrance, CA
“My deepest sympathy to Aunt Dessa in the loss of Uncle Darrell. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
9 of 10 | Posted by: Tim Williams - East Liverpool, OH
“MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH.. SO GLAD WE GOT TO SEE OUR 45TH ANNIVSARY ON EASTER AT THE BEACH.. NOW YOU ARE GOING WITH ME FOR THE SUMMER TO COLORADO.. LOVE...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: DESSA WILLIAMS - PALM SPRINGS, CA
Darrel was born is Lisbon, Ohio, on August 11, 1936, to Gale and Thelma Williams. In his youth he worked helping neighbors on their farms while attending school. When he graduated from Beaver High School, he went directly into the Air Force, where he trained at Lackland AFB. He was trained there for working on airplanes and traveled to many places, spending the last two years of his service at March Air Force Base.
He attended four years of college at Loma Linda University, becoming a Registered Physical Therapist. He was well known in Orange County CA, for over 50 years.
Here he met and fell in love with his wife of 45 years, Dessa. They shared a hobby of collecting antiques and eventually worked the jewelry counter at a weekly auction for many years.
Darrell had his own physical therapy office in Orange County, CA. His wife worked in the office while his daughter, Lynne, worked the outpatient hospitals with Darrell. He retired in 2010 to Palm Springs, California, where he always said he wanted to die. You did that, my dear Husband. RIP. You will be loved always and missed.
He is survived by 6 children from a previous marriage and 3 children of Dessa's, so they were the Brady Bunch. His children are Michael, Bruce, Derrick and Rick B Williams, Lynne Luna, and Sandy Gram. His stepchildren are Randy Love, Rick Williams and Renee Carlton. He also leaves behind a brother, Gary Williams, and sister, Gloria Reed, as well as 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gale and Jack Williams, an uncle and many nieces and nephews.